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I have a Bernina 1130 sewing machine and it has just started sewing on the spot, the feed dogs do not appear to move forward as the needle goes up and down so the fabric stays put. The feed dogs are in the up postiton

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Check your stitch length regulator is not set on zero.

Remove the needleplate and clean out any lint from between teeth of feeddogs......while you are at it, clean around the bobbin area and remove any lint under bobbin case.

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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The 1130 does not have a consumer adjustable presser foot. Check to be sure you are using the correct presser foot .Some feet are slightly different in height which is how the pressure is regulated. If this is not your problem it will need to be seen by a technician.
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Posted on Jul 14, 2008

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It probably needs gears replaced or has a loose gear. Unfortunately you need to take it in to a repair shop. (I am assuming that you are not in button hole or have the stitch length set to zero).
good luck!

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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Feed dog drive gear(2) are plastic and are probably stripped. Always replace them in pairs. While you are at it replace both hook drive gears as well. It will run as good as new.

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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Could you have accientally lowered your feed dogs?

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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Take your machine to an authorized Bernina dealer for service.

Proper service and care will ensure the value of the machine.

This brand holds it's value better than any other brand and always resells for good prices on Ebay.

You can check the Bernina website for dealers in your area.

Posted on May 07, 2010

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